Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sock It To Me Questionaire

  1. What are your foot measurements? (Please give shoe size, length and circumference.) Shoe size - 7 1/2, Length - 9 1/2 inches, circumference around ball of foot - 9 inches
  2. How long have you been knitting? How would you rate your experience? (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.) I've been knitting for about 5 years I think. I would guess that I'm probably intermediate to advanced. I've done some fairly intricate Christmas stockings, 2 baby sweaters, socks, lace patterns, etc. The only things that scare me are steeking and super complicated fair isle. I'm a somewhat slow knitter, it probably doesn't help that I rarely get to knit unless it's 9pm after my girls have gone to bed and the dishes are done.
  3. What is your favorite color? Your least favorite color? Favorite color - probably shades of blue. I like greens and soft muted colors. Least Favorite - neon colors. While I wear red and yellow and some orange, I wouldn't necessarily wear them together.
  4. Do you have a favorite fiber? What type? Not really, I prefer natural fibers.
  5. Do you have any allergies to certain fibers? No
  6. Do you have an Amazon, or other type of, wishlist? (If so, provide the link.) No, but my girls do! :)
  7. What techniques, if any, would you like to learn? I usually teach myself new techniques, just follow the pattern or read several to get the idea of what I want to do. I would like to do complicated color stranding at some point. I also want to do a mitered blanket but just haven't found something that really interests me enough to take on a large project.
  8. Do you have a sweet tooth? What are your favorite snacks? Definitely! I prefer dark chocolate. My youngest is allergic to dairy so I try to stick to dark chocolate since it usually doesn't have milk in it. I also developed a love of Soy Delicious ice cream while breastfeeding her. I love ice cream! salty/sweet combinations are always good. I love potato chips but try to stay away from them. :)
  9. What is your family situation? (Children, Husband, Pets...etc.) I have a husband, 2 children and a cat. The girls are almost 3 and 15 months.
  10. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Metal, plastic or wood? Depends upon the project but usually circular and metal. Although some socks just knit better in wood.
  11. Besides socks, what are your favorite items to knit? Baby booties and baby hats. I make hats for our local nurseries. I love baby items because they're so fast (and I just love babies).
  12. Is there a pattern, (sock or otherwise), that you are dying to try? The Cookie A knee socks. I covet those with a flirty short skirt! I also would love to knit a sweater for myself someday - all my knits are gifts it seems.
  13. Do you like to read? What are you reading currently? I love to read. Currently I'm reading a Nora Roberts book and I have the 2nd in the Septimus Heap Series, Flyte waiting to be read. I also travel 2 hours a day bringing the girls to daycare so I listen to books on CD a lot.
  14. Do you collect music? (On an iPod or MP3 player.) Not really. My husband has an ipod, but I don't have one yet.
  15. What kind of music do you listen to? top 40 mostly
  16. Is there anything you collect? Does yarn count? I like the Willow Tree angels.
  17. What are your hobbies, aside from knitting? Scrapbooking, I'm a Creative Memories consultant so I love scrapbooking. Taking pictures of my girls, Reading, Playing with my girls.
  18. Are you participating in any other swaps or knit alongs? I am in Sockapalooza 4.
  19. Do you have a favorite scent? Lemon and lavendar. I don't really wear perfume.
  20. When is your birthday? (You don't have to add the year if you don't want to, LOL.) September 11, 1977 - it's my 30th birthday this year.

For those of you who are slightly confused as to why I would be telling you this, I'm participating in another Sock Swap and these are answers that are supposed to help my sock pal get to know me.


SITM pal said...

Wow, Sept. 11th is your birthday???

Jess Poskozim said...

Yeah, kind of crazy. My husband tried throwing me a surprise birthday party the following year. It was kind of a flop. We don't even bother anymore.